Whenever I search for a program in Gnome Shell's search panel, some contacts from Pidgin will appear. E.g. when I search for
Chromium, by typing
Chris Andersen will appear. I don't want this to happen. Is it possible to disable this function?
I was curious about this myself, greping around in
and that will take care of it. Just tested it, and nothing broke immediately (your results may vary). I wont make any assumptions of your skill set so to comment these lines
The search panel you refer to is called the overview. That may help with future questions.
At the time of writing (using Gnome Shell 3.10.4) the contacts search provider (
If you don't use the Contacts app you can remove it and the search provider with it.
It is by default search handling technique in gnome , better way is to use synapse for search, it is very light and very fast, plus it provides filters to search. it will solve your problem,